In consultation with and on the recommendation of the BC Wildfire Service, the City of Merritt is rescinding its Evacuation Alert. Following favourable weather conditions and the work of the BC Wildfire Service, the July Mountain and Lytton Creek fires no longer pose an imminent risk to the safety of Merritt residents.
The City of Merritt Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will continue to monitor the situation and should conditions change, an Evacuation Alert/Order could be reinstated or issued as the EOC deems necessary.
Although the Evacuation Alert has been rescinded, these are still considered wildfires of note and both fires are classified by the BC Wildfire Service as “Out of Control”. We encourage you to remain informed and cautious of wildfire activity surrounding your community.
For the most current updates on all Wildfires of Note, please visit: http://bcfireinfo.for.gov.bc.ca/hprScripts/WildfireNews/OneFire.asp